There is no word from former President Barack Obama on the controversy engulfing his successor, President Donald Trump in the wake of remarks made following the violence that took place at an alt-right gathering of neo-Nazis, skin-heads and racists in Charlottesville last weekend.
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Instead Obama let his feelings be known through a tweet that—with its release on Sunday— broke records, becoming “the most liked tweet ever”, according to Twitter. The tweet, registering upwards of 3.8 million likes and 1.47 million retweets, was the first of three Nelson Mandela tweets. In it, he shares Mandela’s famed quote, “No one is born hating another person.” The tweet was accompanied by a picture of him greeting a diverse group of children through a day-care center window in Maryland.
The tweet, Obama’s first in weeks, follows the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a 20-year old white Supremacist drove his car into a crowd of anti-hate protesters. Trump has been widely criticized for his stance of blaming both sides for the violence and remarks made during a press conference on Wednesday.